Fiona and Nick Haywood have been married for over 30 years now you’d think they’d be old enough to know better! Salad Ways is the germination of their mid-life crisis.
We provide our customers weekly veggie boxes and or bags. This we do on a quarterly informal membership basis.
We grow our produce to organic principals; we do not use chemical fertilisers, pesticides or herbicides and only deliver the freshest in season* produce locally. Most of our produce is picked on the same day as delivery.
A box would typically contain a variety of produce between 8 and 12 items and a bag 6 to 8 items.
We’re always seeking to improve our soil, the diversity of our general planting and the balance of pests and helpers. Subsequently, our yields have improved since we started. However, this is not our key driver. Our focus is primarily on seasonal diversity of produce with the best taste, nutritional value and always fresh.
Our customers understand the challenges of growing fresh seasonal produce amidst extreme weather events and without the use of chemicals. The relationship with our customers is personal and of mutual commitment and benefit – the way it should be. We place great value on this.
Whilst akin to the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) model, we don’t use contracts or demand full payment upfront.
Quarterly (13 week) memberships run between January – March, April – June, July – September and October – December. Members pay for 12 weeks and receive week 13 for free as our thanks for their commitment. Most members choose to pay up front, others put in place a weekly standing order payment.
Members can make additional or top up orders from the website if they wish (subject to availability) and prospective members can make a one off order in prior consideration of quarterly membership.
In all events the best starting point is to contact Fiona.
Mobile: 0437 443 109
*Seasons vary year on year and we try to work with them rather than attempt to conform to the conventional calendar based view of seasons.
If a vegetable or fruit is ready to pick, tastes great and is nutritious, it’s in season.
I have been getting a box of veggies every week from Fiona and Nick for over 6 months now. It is still exciting every time I lift the lid to see what gorgeous fresh goodies are hidden inside. I love that it changes with the season and it makes me creative in my cooking. My dishes now match what I get in the box instead of automatically cooking the same choices every week. I buy far less out of season and out of flavour veggies at the supermarket now and I look harder for local and seasonal choices when I do buy something there. Having Fiona and Nick's veggie box coming direct from the farm to me means the veggies also stay fresh much longer.